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June 15, 2006 || 1:30 pm
RIP Pimlico School
The wonderful Pimlico School, the Brutalist building by John Bancroft and the GLC architects, is finally to be demolished. Amazingly, the iconic and seminal building was given a certificate of immunity from being listed by the goverment a few years ago.
It has numerous structural and environmental problems but it really is a superb piece of architecture and I only wish something could be done to save it and renovate it for another lifetime. The campus it creates, the sense of enclosure of the sunken playgrounds yet connection with the streetscape is fantastic. Go visit it now before it disappears.
How sad. I used to live near there and walked past it often - what an extraordinary building.
It saddens me to hear of the demise of my old school. Where are all my old friends. Where is Mrs. Claire Reese, my favorite teacher.
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